SFRS attend fatal house fire in Dornoch

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Appliances from Dornoch and Tain attended the fire in the single storey house

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) was called to attend a house fire in Dornoch in the early hours of this morning (16 March 2015).

A call was made to control at 12.42am reporting a fire at a single storey house in the Rearquhar area, near Dornoch.

Appliances from Dornoch and Tain attended the fire. Crews in breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet and one main jet and carried out a search of the property. Sadly during the search firefighters found one elderly female fatality inside.

A joint investigation between SFRS and Police Scotland into the cause of the fire will take place in due course.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to take this opportunity to remind members of the public about its free Home Fire Safety Visit service.

These visits can be arranged by contacting the service’s free phone number 0800 0731 999, by texting ‘FIRE’ to 80800 or by visiting the website at www.firescotland.gov.uk

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